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Jack S. Blocker, Jr., retires from teaching

In 2007 Jack S. Blocker, Jr., retired from teaching at Huron College (affiliated with the University of Western Ontario). A leader in the 1970s revival of American temperance history, he helped found what became the Alcohol & Temperance History Group and later served as its president. His work on American temperance history included two monographs, a general history, and two edited collections of essays. He was the senior editor of the ABC-CLIO historical encyclopedia for alcohol and temperance. He hosted two ATHG conferences at Huron College. At the second of the Huron College meetings the ATHG was reorganized as the Alcohol and Drugs History Society.

Retreat from Reform: The Prohibition Movement in the United States (1976)

Edited, Alcohol, Reform, and Society: The Liquor Issue in Social Context (1979)

Give to the Winds Thy Fears”: The Women’s Temperance Crusade (1985)

American Temperance Movements: Cycles of Reform (1989)

Edited, The Changing Face of Drink: Substance, Imagery and Behavior (1997)

Edited, Alcohol and Temperance in Modern History: An International Encyclopedia (2003)

Also has written on African-American history, mostly recently A Little More Freedom: African Americans Enter the Urban Midwest, 1860-1930 (2008)

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